Stools are a piece of furniture that consist of a single seat for one person and a base of one or multiple legs. Traditionally, stools were differentiated from chairs by their lack of a back, but modern variations and definitions of stools may now include designs with arms and backs. The simplicity of the stool concept has made it useful for a variety of functions that include seating for children, flexible outdoor seating, and seating for restaurant and bar counters. When designing or choosing a stool, differences in materiality, durability, height, weight, and seat size are important specifications to consider.

How tall are bar stools?

Bar stools are the tallest type of stool and have seat heights between 29”-32” (74-81 cm). Bar height stools should be used for bar counter heights between 40”-42” (102-107 cm).

How tall are counter height stools?

Counter height stools have seat heights between 23”-28” (58-71 cm). Counter height stools should be used with table and counter heights between 35”-37” (89-94 cm).

How do you make stools taller?

Stools can be made taller by adding leg extenders to the bottoms of each stool leg. Leg extenders fit around legs and should be screwed or snapped into place. After attaching the leg extenders, use a level to confirm that the legs are evenly sized.

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Carved Stool

The carved stool is a mix of rustic and industrial qualities showcased through its carved wooden seat and steel base. This backless stool design is simple and modern in its forms and materiality and can be specified for either counter stool or bar stool.

The Carved Stool comes as either a counter stool at 27” (31 cm) tall or bar stool heights at 31” (79 cm).

Elevation and plan drawings of of counter and bar stool height Carved Stools with dimensions
The carved stool is a mix of rustic and industrial qualities showcased through its carved wooden seat and steel base. This backless stool design is simple and modern in its forms and materiality and can be specified for either counter stool or bar stool.

The Carved Stool comes as either a counter stool at 27” (31 cm) tall or bar stool heights at 31” (79 cm).

Elevation and plan drawings of of counter and bar stool height Carved Stools with dimensions
Carved Stool
Height:
27”-31" | 69-79 cm
Width:
16” | 41 cm
Length:
Depth:
15.5” | 39 cm
Seat Height
Weight:
Area:

Height (Counter stool): 27” | 69 cm
Height (Bar Stool): 31” | 79 cm

Materials
Wood seat, steel legs
Designer
Year

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Carved Stool front elevation, side, plan

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Cutter Stool

The Cutter Stool is a teak wood stool with a slatted seat; due to the elegance of the natural wood, the stool is suitable for indoors and outdoors use. The Cutter Stool is manufactured with mortise-and-tenon joints for added durability and sleekness. The Cutter Stool was designed by Danish designer Niels Hvass in 2008.

The Cutter Stool has an overall height of 17.5” (44.5 cm), width of 15.5” (39 cm), and depth of 15.5” (39 cm).

Dimensioned elevation and plan drawings of the Cutter Stool with height, width and depth measurements
The Cutter Stool is a teak wood stool with a slatted seat; due to the elegance of the natural wood, the stool is suitable for indoors and outdoors use. The Cutter Stool is manufactured with mortise-and-tenon joints for added durability and was designed by Danish designer Niels Hvass in 2008.

The Cutter Stool has an overall height of 17.5” (44.5 cm), width of 15.5” (39 cm), and depth of 15.5” (39 cm).

Dimensioned elevation and plan drawings of the Cutter Stool with height, width and depth measurements
Cutter Stool
Height:
17.5” | 44.5 cm
Width:
15.5” | 39 cm
Length:
Depth:
15.5” | 39 cm
Seat Height
Weight:
Area:
Materials
Solid teak
Designer
Niels Hvass
Year
2008

Drawings include:
Cutter Stool front elevation, side, plan

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Mid-Century Stool with Back

A Mid-Century stool with a fabric back and a swivel base mounted to wooden legs. Mid-century stools have a comfortable quality and clean-lined aesthetic.

The Mid-Century Stool comes in variants that include counter stool with a 26” (66 cm) seat and bar stool heights with 30” (76 cm) seats.

Collection of dimensioned drawings of a Mid-Century Stool with Back
A Mid-Century stool with a fabric back and a swivel base mounted to wooden legs. Mid-century stools have a comfortable quality and clean-lined aesthetic.

The Mid-Century Stool comes in variants that include counter stool with a 26” (66 cm) seat and bar stool heights with 30” (76 cm) seats.

Collection of dimensioned drawings of a Mid-Century Stool with Back
Mid-Century Stool with Back
Height:
37.5”-42.0" | 95-107 cm
Width:
20.0” | 51 cm
Length:
Depth:
21.0” | 53 cm
Seat Height
26.0"-30.0" | 66-76 cm
Weight:
Area:

Height (Counter Stool): 26” | 66 cm seat, 37.5" | 95 cm back
Variation (Bar Stool): 30” | 76 cm seat, 42” | 107 cm back

Materials
Fabric seat, wooden legs
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Year

Drawings include:
Mid-Century Stool with Back side elevation, front, back, plan

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Onda Stools

The Onda Stool is curved stool with legs that resemble waves and seat that hugs the small of the user’s back by mimicking the curves of the human body. The Onda Stool is available in molded polypropylene or plastic covered in a rubber “skin” for additional comfort and durability.

The Onda Stools is available in counter stool and barstool sizes. The Onda Counter Stool has an overall height of 32.75” (83 cm), width of 16.25” (41 cm), depth of 14.5” (37 cm) and seat height of 25.5” (65 cm). The taller Onda Barstool has an overall height of 36.75” (93 cm), width of 16.25” (41 cm), depth of 14.5” (37 cm) and seat height of 29.5” (75 cm).

Set of dimensioned drawings of the Onda Counter Stool labeled with height, width, and depth in plan and elevation
The Onda Stool is curved stool with legs that resemble waves and seat that hugs the small of the user’s back by mimicking the curves of the human body. The Onda Stool is available in molded polypropylene or plastic covered in a rubber “skin” for additional comfort and durability.

The Onda Stools is available in counter stool and barstool sizes. The Onda Counter Stool has an overall height of 32.75” (83 cm), width of 16.25” (41 cm), depth of 14.5” (37 cm) and seat height of 25.5” (65 cm). The taller Onda Barstool has an overall height of 36.75” (93 cm), width of 16.25” (41 cm), depth of 14.5” (37 cm) and seat height of 29.5” (75 cm).

Set of dimensioned drawings of the Onda Counter Stool labeled with height, width, and depth in plan and elevation
Onda Stools
Height:
32.75”, 36.75” | 83, 93 cm
Width:
16.25” | 41 cm
Length:
Depth:
14.5” | 37 cm
Seat Height
25.5”, 29.5” | 65, 75 cm
Weight:
Area:
Materials
Molded plastic seat shell; powder-coated or stainless steel frame
Designer
Jesús Gasca (Stua)
Year
2006

Drawings include:
Onda Stools (counter and barstool sizes) front elevation, side, plan

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ErgoErgo Stool
Illustration of a woman sitting on the ErgoErgo Stool for scale

The ErgoErgo is the perfect active desk and work seat for both kids and adults alike because of its unique ergonomic design. The ErgoErgo helps improve alertness and increase the body's core strength of an individual by combining active sitting with contemporary design. We can use the ErgoErgo seat in schools, offices, libraries, dorms, kids' rooms, public places, and private homes because of its compact design and portability. It is lightweight, occupies less space, and is made of recyclable technopolymer—hence safe for both the environment and humans.

The ErgoErgo Stool has an overall height of 20.5” (52 cm) and diameter of 16” (41 cm).

Dimensioned drawings of the ErgoErgo Stool measuring diameter and overall height
The ErgoErgo is the perfect active desk and work seat for both kids and adults alike because of its unique ergonomic design. The ErgoErgo helps improve alertness and increase the body's core strength of an individual by combining active sitting with contemporary design.

The ErgoErgo Stool has an overall height of 20.5” (52 cm) and diameter of 16” (41 cm).

Dimensioned drawings of the ErgoErgo Stool measuring diameter and overall height
ErgoErgo Stool
Height:
20.5” | 52 cm
Width:
16” | 41 cm
Length:
Depth:
16” | 41 cm
Seat Height
20.5” | 52 cm
Weight:
Area:


Materials
Recyclable polyethylene
Designer
ErgoErgo
Year
2009

Drawings include:
ErgoErgo Stool side elevation, plan, side (woman sitting)

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